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Windows 7: Should the taskbar be changed in 7 final?

12 Aug 2009   #11
StephenJay

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
i love the new taskbar myself. yes they're chunky - but on today's high-res screens, they have to be. they're easy to see, easy to recognize, and easy to click. and i like the fact that they're nice and square. in fact, i don't think the buttons are square enough, and i'm in the process of making the corners sharper...
To each their own :)


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12 Aug 2009   #12
husker91

6.1.7600 Build 7600 Professional 64bit
 
 

plus the buttons have to be big enough to click with a finger... since windows 7 was built to run on multitouch displays
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13 Aug 2009   #13
StephenJay

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by husker91 View Post
plus the buttons have to be big enough to click with a finger... since windows 7 was built to run on multitouch displays
I wasn't saying smaller is better, i just think it looks blocky
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13 Aug 2009   #14
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I guess I simplify things too much.
I have no views about the taskbar! I have turned it off. I prefer shortcuts on the desktop.
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13 Aug 2009   #15
Da Ripper

Windows 7
 
 

if you don't like the taskbar, HIDE it.
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13 Aug 2009   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I have a couple of minor "nice to Have" improvements to the taskbar
  1. It would be useful if you could lock an item in its current position - taking the ease of finding things one stage further. I would personally find it useful to align one or two icons to the right side
  2. More with the jump list than the taskbar but I would find it more intuitive with mouse/keyboard if the pinned/most recent items were at the bottom of the jumplist rather than the top.
Neither of these are showstopper issues but personal preferences as for the shape of the actual icons and the indication of active applications, I'm sure there will be skins developed to provide all this "bling"
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13 Aug 2009   #17
smarteyeball

 
 

Personally, I quite like the Taskbar. I do like things a little centred though

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13 Aug 2009   #18
StephenJay

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I do like things a little centred though
This might sound like a silly question, but how do you centre the icons? o.O
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17 Aug 2009   #19
eth3rton

Windows 7
 
 

Windows 7s taskbar is way better than Vista/XPs in my opinion. Mac OSX has its own feel to it. Personally I like Win7 better right now.
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